Now that the season has come to a close, I can look back and see how much I have improved from my first competition at the end of last year. None of this would have been possible without one very vital person:
...................................my coach, Perry Agass.
Perry saw the potential in me that I had lost sight of, and if he had not seen that then I would still be doing heptathlon and Modern Pentathlon at an amateur level.
From the very start, he has seen something 'special' in me he says and he has been there giving me 'encouragement' (although his use of encouragement consists of constantly shouting 'shoulders', or counting down from a minute on the treadmill and making the time seem all that much slower!).
He has become part of the 'Tippett Support Team' - as my mum calls it - at every competition, big or small, and helping me defeat the fear I had of the bike..... and even travelling out to Germany and USA to coach and support me.
I don't say it enough, but thank-you SO much Perry for everything you have done for me!
You've made me realise that Triathlon is what I want to do in life - its in my blood and you made me see that again.
Youve made me confident in myself again, which was a feat in itself, and with your coaching skills I have broke every goal you have set me - and at such a quick rate that I even qualified for 3 Europeans and 1 World Championships when I was attempting to just 'get back into the sport again' slowly! It even surprised you.
I am really looking forward to training hard over the winter, using the Trisutto technique's that you have gained as their new coach and hoping next year I am producing the results worthy of a Trisutto Team Member.
THANK-YOU PERRY :)